...designed to draw potential [Marks] by offering them .
..something of value for acceptance, but following acceptance,
the buyer is forced to spend a much larger amount of money,
...by being signed into a lengthy contract, from which exit is difficult...
Think about it.
The harmful consequences faced by the [Mark]
...may include spending far above market rate [or a] large amount of debt...
...the victim of the trojan horse
is likely to end up spending far more money over time,
either through continual withdrawals from the [Mark's indebtedness]
...or add-ons to a bill that must be paid
in order to avoid loss of an object or service of prime importance
(such as [police, fire or energy]).
Think about it.
...Auto-manufacturers and car dealerships
will often advertise free or subsidized gas to car buyers
for a certain amount of time,
but increase the cost of the car in other ways."
Trojan Horse Scam
Didn't the hotel/motel tax get used
to pay part of the Aquatic Center?
Is the plan that once the debt is repaid,
City Council can leverage the re-up
with even more debt?
The last $40 million is being financed
with a variable rate tied to LIBOR
to Limbo under the acceptable parameters?
Do most City Council Members know what they are doing?
Do we have a financially illiterate City Council
other than those who know what they are deliberately doing?
Do they intend to use short-term variable rate financing
for the rest?
In the mid 2000s,
I had a real estate agent bring by a good friend
to convince me that borrowing more money to buy a bigger house
with a one year adjustable
was a good idea.
Wanted to take the downpayment
out of an IRA.
Would have had his ass handed to him
less than two years later.
And Greensboro's City Council
may want to do the same thing only different?
Either they know and meant it,
or they didn't and should have.
How stupid are the people who are reading this
if they don't profoundly object?
Where the fcuk is Greensboro?